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  11/30/2015

Every golfer is always looking for the next “thing” that is going to help with their games. With Christmas approaching fast, here are a few technological device ideas for your golfer to enjoy on their next Myrtle Beach golf package.

SKYCADDIE LINXVUE WATCHThe Bluetooth-enabled Linxvue watch pairs with the SkyCaddie Mobile App to provide GPS convenience on the wrist and landscape views on a smartphone. The watch and app are synchronized to display the same location on a hole. The company also offers the SkyCaddie 360 app, which tracks stats and analyzes performance. Retail cost, $249.95. 

EXTREME 18 BEACON BLUETOOTH SPEAKERThis golf specific speaker fits neatly into a cart’s cup-holder and provides easy functionality and quality acoustics. It features a 30-foot Bluetooth range, built-in microphone for hands-free talking and 15 hours of play time. It is water resistant and comes with a carabiner so walkers can attach the 14.6-ounce speaker to their bags. Retail cost, $99.99. 

V1 GOLFThe V1 Golf App works with iOS and Android devices, using the device’s camera to record a player’s swing. The player or coach can then compare the swing to a vast library of swings from professional tours. Players can draw lines to study their swings and make comparisons about various positions. For a fee, players can submit their swings to registered teaching professionals and receive a lesson based on the video. There also are professional versions available. Retail cost, $4.99. 

ARCCOSThis app and hardware package utilize lightweight sensors that attach to the butt of the grip of each club and send data to a smartphone. Club selection is married to the app’s GPS capabilities, and player can track a round and their shot statistics with bird’s-eye visuals overlaid on GPS hole imagery. The app works on nearly 25,000 courses in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Retail cost, $299.99. 

VPARThis app allows players to enter their scores manually and create a live leaderboard for groups or events. It can be used for buddy trips and group vacations, allowing each member of the group to track his standing within the group immediately. It also tracks performance statistics and features GPS for more than 30,000 courses worldwide. Results and stats also can be tracked online during and after an event. This would be a great app to have on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip. Retail cost, $8.99. 

ALL SQUARE – This is a free app that combines features from social-media mainstays such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TripAdvisor and Four Square. Golfers can check in with a course, browse their newsfeed and keep track of where friends tee it up. All Square users can connect with other golfers to share course reviews, photos and travel tips. All Square’s database includes more than 33,000 courses and resorts in more than 180 countries on five continents. Cost, FREE! 

Any of these devices would make a great gift for your golfer. While visiting Myrtle Beach on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, be sure to stop into one of the many Myrtle Beach golf stores such as Golfsmith and PGA Tour Superstore.